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Beautiful 3 BR stilt home surrounded by water. The charm of Old Florida awaits

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bed/2 bath, heated pool, dock,canal views from every room. Minutes to gulf.

Whether it's getting away from the hustle and bustle or those long cold winters, Hernando Beach awaits you. Only personal items are needed to enjoy your stay. We graciously invite you to experience the magical "Nature Coast" and our home.

This is a family owned home that we still enjoy throughout the year. This beautifully decorated 3 bedroom 2 bath split floor plan, offers Gulf breezes with wide canal water views from every room. It comfortably sleeps 6 guests.

Wake up in the king size bedroom with sliding glass doors to the back veranda and two walk-in closets that provide plenty of storage. Relax in bed and enjoy a movie or just the views. The inviting Queen bedroom has a private entrance to the guest bath along with a desk, computer and printer. Across the hall is the bedroom with cozy twin beds that could easily be converted to a Queen. All bedrooms have carpeting, ceiling fans and plenty of hangers for the closets. The bright and airy bathrooms include hairdryers and updated granite counter tops. The master bathroom has an extremely large shower and linen closet. The second bathroom has a tub/shower combination.

Other indoor amenities include a fully stocked kitchen with coffee maker, ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, crock pot, toaster and a blender for those exotic island drinks. We also supply spices, sugar, flour, starter coffee, paper towels and trash bags.

The dining room will comfortably seat 6 with 2 additional bar stools at the kitchen counter. An additional laundry room includes starter soap, full size washer, dryer, utility sink, iron and ironing board. Linens, bath and beach towels are all included. Enjoy DirectTV's extensive digital satellite entertainment, connected to TV's in the master bedroom and the main living area. High speed internet is provided along with DVD, music, many movies, games, books and puzzles.

The front and back covered verandas with large sliding doors, invite the nature in. A huge covered parking area, provides shade for several vehicles and the vacant lots on either side allows for privacy. Relax by the large sparkling screened heated pool or step out to your floating dock to watch Dolphins swim playfully by. Other outdoor amenities include a gas grill, pool furniture, table for 4, umbrella for shade, 4 bicycles , fishing gear, and a double and single kayak. There is a very large garage and we invite you to use space for your personal items such as golf clubs and other needs. Launch your boat , jet ski or kayak to explore the endless canals or venture out to the Gulf of Mexico just minutes away. Pontoon/boats, jet skis and kayak rentals are very close by.

This truly is an outdoor paradise throughout the year. Kayak on crystal clear waters with manatees, while soaking up the Florida sun and beauty of nature. Enjoy fishing, boating, seasonal snorkeling for scallops, numerous beautiful golf courses, shopping and the local famous Weeki Wachee Mermaid show and water park. Enjoy the local flair with a variety of many fabulous eating establishments and bars. Experience both fine dining, casual eateries, entertainment and fun. All just minutes away.

Venture out on day trips to Bush Gardens, Disney Parks, Crystal River, Homosassa Springs and Tarpon Springs. It's also fun to experience local charm including the blueberry festival, strawberry festival, swamp fest and many other art fairs. After exploring surrounding areas, return to your ultimate cozy retreat and experience relaxing, spectacular sunsets.

More Details

John and Kerry Ruppert
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hernando Beach in Hernando County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 3 BR stilt home surrounded by water. The charm of Old Florida awaits
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Waverly, Ohio

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed month of February and everything was wonderful. John & Kerry have a beautiful home. Their friends John and Deb were available for any help we needed. The view from the deck is great, there are kayaks and bicycles for you to use, but the #1 feature is the gorgeous heated pool. We swam almost every day. We had all we needed in the kitchen, lots of pool/beach towels and toiletries for whatever, including sun screen and solarcain for those who didn't use enough sunscreen. Restaurants within minutes and shopping close by. They also kindly allowed our little mini dogs.

They have thought of everything and their goal is to make you enjoy you stay.

Thanks again Kerry and John

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review of your stay. You have been delightful guests and we welcome you back always. So happy you enjoyed all the fun features of the home and great surrounding area. We look forward to staying in touch. Always, Kerry and John
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Chattanooga, Tennessee

What a nice vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many VRBO homes across the country. But this is the best one of all. The home is nicely furnished and decorated. And has a well stocked kitchen. The pool was wonderful. We enjoyed the bikes, kayaks, dock and walks through this very friendly neighborhood. The local seafood was exceptionally good. But the view of the canals from the back deck is something to see. It is the main attraction. We spent early mornings on the deck with our coffee and evenings with an adult beverage enjoying the view of the water and slow boat traffic. The sunrise and sunsets were pretty spectacular, too. I called Kerry and John with a minor issue. You could tell they wanted us to enjoy our stay and like their home as much as they did. And we did! That speaks volumes on their character and concern for their guests. There was only one really bad day. That was the day we had to pack up and return home. Next time, and there will be a next time, we will stay two weeks. Rent this home. I know you will have as wonderful a time as we did. Thanks John and Kerry.

Tom and Vicki Kolb, Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both so much for taking the time to review your stay. Happy to hear you enjoyed the fun items provided, the home and local attractions. Our goal is to provide our best efforts to make your stay comfortable, fun and to feel at home. You were delightful guests and welcome you back any time. It would be a pleasure to meet you both next time. Our best to you both, Kerry &John
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  • 5 of 5

Lots of room and Helpful owners.

Wonderful pool for kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the home as well as the pool. We hope to hear from you sgain
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Toronto, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Our Hernando Beach stay here was the most comfortable home away from home we have ever been fortunate enough to rent. The setting is lovely and relaxing. You are surrounded by blue, sparkling water on all sides. The house is beautifully decorated in so many delightful ways and it was a pleasure to discover them all . The furniture is so comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped and organized. The collection of spices and kitchen starter items thoughtfully left for guests were much appreciated. We really enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the parade of birds go by. Loved the pool. Would have used it a lot more if the weather had co-operated. Kerry & John were wonderful hosts and responded promptly and warmly to all our questions. They are wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry it was such a pleasure to have you enjoy our home. We have so enjoyed getting to know you and it would be a pleasure to meet up with you next year. We will stay in touch and look forward to meeting such quality people in person. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and invite you both and your dog back anytime.. It has been a true pleasure!
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  • 5 of 5

Nothing about this property will disappointed. The house has a southern exposure so the pool has full sun and you can watch the sunsets from the balcony. Inside, the house with its many windows, patio doors and mirrors feels very spacious. The house is clean, tastefully furnished and extremely well equipped with anything you might want ....the knives are even sharp! !...rare in a rental.

This part of Florida is called the Nature Coast. There are no beaches but it is great for bird watching , biking (there are many biking trails), hiking ,kayaking and canoeing. The Gulf is a 20 minute kayak paddle away. We saw dolphins twice from the kayak and once from the end of our dock. We rented a canoe one day and paddled with the manatees in the Crystal River. We are not fishermen but often saw fish swimming near and under our dock.

Kerry and John are involved owners who care that you enjoy your stay in their lovely home. They are easily accessible and helpful and super friendly. We enjoyed getting to know them.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanne for such a wonderful review. We so enjoyed getting to know you both, also. It was fun for us to hear about all your adventures while exploring the area and even introducing us to new places you discovered. We give you both five stars as well, for being such delightful guests. Please come back anytime!
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Brandon FL

Our Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a month and it was equipped with everything we needed or ever wanted. The owners were so hospitable and told us to call them if we ever needed anything and they made us fill right at home. It was very refreshing to swim in the pool after a long day of scalloping and very relaxing to see the beautiful sunset every evening.We will definitely be going back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tampa Florida
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several are very close
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
597 is minutes away as well as Commercial way
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Favorite is Brians Place & several more food /fun
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rogers Park on the Weeki Wachee River
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hernando Beach, Florida

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6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £600
Pet Fee £120 + Tax
Cleaning fee £160 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Taxes are not included

50% non-refundable deposit is due with signed rental agreement. Remaining rent, including cleaning fee, possible pet fee and refundable security deposit is due in cleared funds one month prior to first night stay. 11% tax rate has not been included.

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